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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Falmouth, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Falmouth...

Falmouth is a beach in England. The water temperature around Falmouth varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.8°C (47.9°F) in March up to 16.5°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Falmouth is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Falmouth?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Falmouth is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots close to Falmouth?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Falmouth. The nearest one is Falmouth Beaches Gylly,Swanpool,Maenporth, which is 1km (7.5miles) away from Falmouth. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Falmouth Beaches Gylly,Swanpool,Maenporth and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Falmouth are Porthtowan, which is approximately 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Porthleven, located approximately 12.3km (7.6miles) from Falmouth.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches in proximity to Falmouth. The closest one is Gyllyngvase, which is just 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Falmouth. Another beautiful beach near Falmouth is Maenporth, which is approximately 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Falmouth?

The water temperature at Falmouth is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Falmouth. However, during early spring, sea temperatures come down to 9°C (48°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Falmouth?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Falmouth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Falmouth...

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